The British weather is unpredictable and a summer shower is common place. It can be a challenge to come up with activities to do in the event of a rainy day so here is a quick guide to keeping busy in Surrey during a shower.
Guaranteed to put a spring back in your step, heading to a trampoline park on a rainy afternoon is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. AirHop in Guildford, offer a large court consisting of 50+ connected trampolines covering both the floor and walls of their indoor arena, as well as foam pits and dodge ball to keep you exercised and energised. With special time slots for your littlest bouncers too, there are activities for all ages and abilities to stay entertained during a downpour.
Visit a Museum
Heading to a museum is a great educational activity to enjoy with the family. There are many to choose from depending on your interests, such as:
- Chertsey Museum
- Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre – local history, wartime paraphernalia and artwork
- Brooklands – motorsport and aviation, great for any petrol head and plenty to see outside as well as in should you get a break in the weather
- Guildford Museum
- Haslemere Educational Museum
- The Lightbox
Relax at a Spa
If you are suffering from rainy day blues then why not boost your mood with a relaxing trip to a spa. Grab a facial, a hot stone massage or some holistic therapy to rejuvenate the body and soul, relax poolside or sweat it out in the steam room. The Weybridge Health Club and Spa not only offers relaxing treatments but also a range of fitness classes and gym facilities so the rain needn’t put a dampener on your physical activity for the day.
Enjoy Food with Friends
Why not head out for food and a few drinks with your nearest and dearest next time the rain catches you out. Sure, the beer garden may be out of the question but the beer doesn’t have to be. The Flintgate Pub in Surrey for example, offers over 30 different craft ales, beers and ciders to choose from plus a great selection of food.
The rain already has you stuck inside, so why not make an event of it by heading to an escape room. Containment in Guildford, offers a plot choice and an exhilarating 60 minutes of brain testing riddles and mysteries for you and your party to work through in order to escape from an immersive and intense scenario. It’s for teams of 3-7 people, so grab the gang and see if you can conquer the challenge.
If hiking and climbing in the countryside is a wash-out then how about heading to a climbing centre to get some physical activity and shake off the cabin fever. Guildford Rock Box offers a colourful array of climbing walls for all ages and abilities. Race against your friends, challenge the kids or time yourself in your race to the top. Tackle some challenging routes and test your abilities under safe and controlled conditions.
Rain Needn’t Stop Play
There is so much to do in Surrey that you really don’t need to let the weather dampen your spirit. The day does not need to be a wash out and you can still get the kids out to burn off all that energy, or simply unearth your own inner child and try some new experiences.